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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Mar 15, 2010 9:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Moments In Second Sets of the 1980's

I know when I sit back and think about it, that it's totally ridiculous that I get upset when some stranger posts a cartoon of a person vomiting blood on a thread about a show I saw and loved, or some other stranger describes Jerry's singing voice as someone gargling carpet tacks and broken glass. It's crazy, but I hate it and it's not the kind of behavior I expect from a GD forum. But most expectations are bullshit anyway. I also understand that this forum is full of by far the most intelligent, insightful commentary on the Dead and their music I have ever come across in my years surfing the web. The kind of openness and honesty that is inspired by an unmoderrated forum, is totally worth the BS I often come across as well.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 15, 2010 9:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Moments In Second Sets of the 1980's

I completely agree!

How facinating that we can have attended the very same shows but come away with comepletely different opinions about the music that was performed...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 15, 2010 9:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Moments In Second Sets of the 1980's

Cliff:

I have a question, which you've probably answered before. Did you think the shows sucked then or only after listening later and comparing to your preferences now? I ask because while I went to some real clunkers, I thought many of the shows I saw at the time were really damn good (7-13-84 and 7-15-84, the MSG "La Bamba/Morning Dew" show, etc). However, I never choose to relive those shows over other things - but occasionally revisit if its an anniversary or someone posts the link in talking about it. For me, those shows only started to dim after I got a daily earful of great shows from the late 60s through mid 70s. Same with you - or did you know then?

Of course, Im listening to Ryan Adams and the Cardinals right now, so what do I know? Just curious (and still shaking my head in disbelief at tourney seedings...)

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 15, 2010 12:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Moments In Second Sets of the 1980's

I enjoyed virtually all of the nearly 100 shows that I attended between '79 and '90.

And I did like the music although, even then I preffered the old shows that I had on cassette.

Its only since discovering LMA in 2005 that I have come to loathe the 80's...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 15, 2010 12:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Moments In Second Sets of the 1980's

Hey BD--I think I've answered before too, but what the Hell...I did think that the 75 shows were great...the others, I often had highlights, when I said "whhooo! what a great M&MU!" (amazing, eh?) but often had a nagging feeling, esp if I brought someone to "show them the stuff!", that it wasn't as good as it should've been...

Now, as JOTS and I spoke of, I still loved going with the friends and all that, so there was little regret...but, I'd sometimes sell my ticket for later shows in the week long run or whatever, so I suppose that proves something was wrong with me then, huh? If I had something really great to do, I'd opt out if you follow...

Nowadays it's so different--I go with my wife, and if it isn't a good show, I know it right then and there...no drugs, not much of anything, so it has to be good...hmmm, hope the wife isn't reading this, but you get the idea. The biggest thought in my mind is "how can I sit in this frickin chair for three hrs!!??" and "I should have brought my drugs!?!".

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Poster: vapors Date: Mar 15, 2010 9:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Moments In Second Sets of the 1980's

Good to see you working it out better. I had similar reactions in the past and after a few attempts to say my peace, I too realized we can take away a lot here once we recognize the pitfalls for what they are. Some folks idea of fun (and what makes for good music) may be different than mine, but it seems that ‘whining’ about it rarely leads to a feeling of ‘winning’. peace

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Mar 15, 2010 9:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Moments In Second Sets of the 1980's

As with many other things a grain of salt goes a long way.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 15, 2010 10:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Moments In Second Sets of the 1980's

well said JG!

peace

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Poster: high flow Date: Mar 15, 2010 11:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Moments In Second Sets of the 1980's

This thread is tiresome.

My son, who is 4, is told "keep your hands to yourself" and "be nice to your sister" on a daily basis. Yet, he just loves to antagonize and continues until I drop the "Go to your room" hammer. Then he cries and says, "but I'll be nice now!".

Thus, I don't need this from alleged grown-ups at a GD forum.

I'll take Cliff's advice and stop reading his posts regarding the '80's. Then I'll lick my finger and stick it in his ear while he's sleeping in the car. Wet Willy!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 15, 2010 12:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good dads and bad dads

Not when you two are riding in the back seat of my car you won't...cause that metal restraining device installed across the back seat the 17th time one of you shouted "he's touching me!" keeps the both of you entirely incapable of doing much of anything except filling your pampers (sorry, somebody else brought it up).

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 15, 2010 1:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good dads and bad dads

Pamper-filling and bringing it up sounds disturbingly like the ignominious Twin Jets of Overindulgence.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 15, 2010 3:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good dads and bad dads

lmao!!!


(disturbing indeed)

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Poster: high flow Date: Mar 15, 2010 1:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good dads and bad dads

For the record it's, "he's looking at me again!".

That one always gets the, "I'll pull this car(or carp in Cliff's case) over" response.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 15, 2010 1:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good dads and bad dads

Or "If I HAVE to pull this car over, YOU WILL BE SORRY!"

On the other hand, I can now just turn up the volume on 12-29-68, and that, as they say, is IT!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 15, 2010 11:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Moments In Second Sets of the 1980's

"This thread is tiresome."

As is my despair when I gaze upon my team after the fantasy baseball draft last evening.

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Poster: high flow Date: Mar 15, 2010 11:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Moments In Second Sets of the 1980's

Right there with you D.

Auto Draft sucks! Where are my closers??? Crud.

Honestly, I had to restrain myself from making a poop joke. Your poster-boy for adult immaturity is right here.

I think my resume' speaks for itself.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 15, 2010 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Moments In Second Sets of the 1980's

i think i ended up with about 4 closers (dont know how even though I was picking them myself)

maybe a trade can be in the works in the near future :)

(immaturity is my middle name - or, if you ask my wife, maybe even my first name)

;)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 15, 2010 11:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Moments In Second Sets of the 1980's

go with the flow!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 15, 2010 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Moments In Second Sets of the 1980's

a years supply of Alfuzosin for all!!!!

;)

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Poster: rastamon Date: Mar 15, 2010 11:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Moments In Second Sets of the 1980's

will it give me a +4hr hard-on? took some of that stuff once, and the lady cut the phone lines :)

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 15, 2010 12:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Moments In Second Sets of the 1980's

no, but you just may pee for about 4 hours

;)

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Poster: rastamon Date: Mar 15, 2010 11:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Moments In Second Sets of the 1980's

well, as i see it, a grate many here took a LOT of drugs in the past, so all things considered, we are doin jest fine!

Imature? I'm at the head of that line - haha